Sunderland agree deal for Bristol City forward Semenyo

Sunderland have agreed a deal with Bristol City to sign Antoine Semenyo, TEAMtalk can reveal.

A number of club were keen on the 20-year-old forward, who almost joined Chelsea last year.

The Blues had agreed a deal for the player, but were prevented from landing him because of their transfer ban.

Now a Sunderland insider has confirmed to TEAMtalk that Semenyo is moving to the Stadium of Light on loan for the rest of the season.

The news will be sure to delight Black Cats manager Phil Parkinson, who confirmed his interest in Semenyo back in December, saying: “He is a player we have looked at. He has pace and power, and he’s someone we have been monitoring.”

Semenyo won’t be the only departure at Ashton Gate this week, after we exclusively revealed on Thursday morning that Burnley had agreed a £10m package to sign midfielder Josh Brownhill.